The fishpond San Juan chest pack is one of my favorite chest packs. Even though its no giant it still holds lots of gear. It costs about $50.00 . Its 180 cubic inches.
On the front it has a mesh pocket for easy access items such as tippet and weights. On the front pocket it has fishpond's signature zip-down fly bench. Some people don't like it but I think its cool. In the main pocket it has one loose fitting mesh pocket and a large zippered compartment for important items such as licences and phones.
The San Juan is really good in external attachment points. It has two tabs to put zingers and with little loops under them for nippers or forceps. There are also two other loops, one on top of the main pocket and one above the front pocket.
For wearing it the San Juan has a belt loop which people tend to dislike (can't argue). It also comes with two length-adjustable straps for wearing around your neck and waist. The straps seem abrasve and scratch at my neck but I fixed that with some Mossy Oak Duck Tape.
Overall the San Juan is a 10 out of 10. For a video review go to the following link: https://vimeo.com/channels/fishingthenorthwest
- ▼ December (6)